Many who have friends who use marijuana have noticed that their friends are lazy and indeed this observation is somewhat universal. In fact another common observation is that pot smokers or those who pass the bong are heavy Dominos Pizza Customers and never met a bag of Doritos that they did not fall in love with.This issue recently came up in an online think tank when discussing poor work ethics and habits in the United States. One think tank guest who was a heavy marijuana use, which could be for medical uses as he did not say, nor give his name stated that this premise of folks being lazy because they smoked pot was unfounded, although he did later admit to often getting the munchies. He stated to the think tank;
“People think smoking marijuana makes people lazy, makes them lose their ambition, or makes them more likely to try other drugs. In fact, the opposite is true. People who are lazy, have a lack of ambition, or who are interested in trying drugs, are more likely to smoke marijuana.”The businessman who originally brought up the subject of work ethic and marijuana use confronted the guest think tank person who was an admitted illegal drug user and stated:”That is such BS. I have seen Marijuana users and they are definitely lazy, especially during the times they are using it. And I find that they cannot cope with high stress jobs either, when they going gets tough, they wimp out and check out to go find some weed.”
It appears no matter what side of the debate you are on; that is to say to legalize marijuana or not, it seems the belief that pot smokers are lazy seems to be the common perception. What do you think should be done? Do you know why Pot Smokers and Marijuana Users are so lazy? Do you believe this to be so? Have you considered this? Would you hire a heavy marijuana user to help you in your small business? Think on this in 2006.
If you pull aside any person in their 50s, and ask them about the 1960s and 1970s, they will often remark about how different things were. Upon further questioning, you’ll often find that many people who grew up in the 1970s as teenagers and people in their 20s will seldom hide the fact that they used to smoke Marijuana. Back then, especially during the hippie days of the 60s, drugs were a huge deal in the fact that they really weren’t. What do I mean by this? You could smoke cigarettes pretty much anywhere you wanted. There were no non-smoking sections in restaurants. In fact, at one point, smoking was seen as good for your health! Regarding Marijuana use, it almost seemed unusual to find someone in the 1970s who hadn’t yet smoked or tried Marijuana. Oh, how times have changed.
Not that long ago, when I was a police officer, I remember charging a young couple for smoking Marijuana in a hotel room. I was with several other police officers and we had been spending the majority of the night looking for a robber suspect when we received a tip that he might be staying in a specific hotel room at a specific hotel room. When I went up to the door and knocked, I immediately smelled what I identified as Marijuana. Sure enough, when the door to the room opened up, it opened up with a cloud of smoke that was rich with the smell of Marijuana. Inside, I was surprised to find a young couple who looked no older than 16 and 17 years old. They had unsuccessfully tried to hide the evidence but had very obviously failed to do so. Additionally, within plain sight, I immediately saw a bong and Marijuana in baggies.